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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Encampment at Nistelrode, 1748 c.1748

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on six sheets of paper, joined; laid down on two pieces of linen, stitched together | Scale: 1:42,900 approx. | RCIN 731029

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A map of encampment of the British and Hanoverian troops, under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, near Nistelrode, 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south to top (cardinal points). 

This map is coloured naturalistically to show the difference between heath, marsh, and cultivated land. Survey observation rays are drawn as dotted lines. The British positions are in red; those of the Hanoverians are in yellow. The two lines of the order of battle for the review are left uncoloured.

  • ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Cropped, indistinct; Dutch lion?

    Mark, stamped: 741

    Condition: one fold line; cut down from a once larger image; brown staining. Verso: induced discolouration; pronounced foxing

  • Scale: 1:42,900 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 2000 Pas [64 mm =] 3000 yds.

    49.3 x 68.5 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Nestelroy 1748.

    Other inscriptions: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 137. (Verso) [top, right of centre, ink, crossed out, obscured by white paper strip:] Nistleroy. [top right, black pencil:] 137. [top right, black pencil, obscured by linen backing:] Nestelroy 137. [right centre, red pencil:] 75. [right centre, red pencil:] 75. [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 73; [bottom, left of centre, obscured by linen backing, ink:] 1748.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Nistelroy A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the British and Hanoverian Troops at Nistelroy in 1748; [red ink:] by Schultz. [the same entry appears under the heading Encampment, except that ‘Schultz is referred to as ‘M.r Schultz’.]

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

     

  • Subject(s)

    Nistelrode, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°42'15"N 05°33'45"E)

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